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Dr. Ramkumar

Gastroenterologist, Chennai

Dr. Ramkumar Gastroenterologist, Chennai
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Dr. Ramkumar is one of the best Gastroenterologists in Tondiarpet, Chennai. You can visit him/her at Ezhil Hospital in Tondiarpet, Chennai. You can book an instant appointment online with Dr. Ramkumar on Lybrate.com.

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Sometimes my mouth is dry in summers and and last my digestion is not good so weight gain is related to digestion. So I take liv 52 D's before meal and after I take trikatu so that is good for weight gain and strength increase. So pls suggest me.

C.S.C, D.C.H, M.B.B.S
General Physician,
Sometimes my mouth is dry in summers and and last my digestion is not good so weight gain is related to digestion. So...
Trikatu is a classic Ayurvedic herbal blend of pippali, ginger, and black pepper. These herbs work in synergy to stimulate the digestive fire, or agni, allowing for more efficient digestion in the stomach while promoting proper bile flow, healthy detoxification and fat metabolism.
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Hi, I am 18 years old and I am getting black stool whenever I do it. Only once I got blood in my stool but I thought it's because of my periods but then I was diagnosed with PCOS. Sometimes I get pain under my ribs. It's been a month I am observing this. I need help. Please be brief. Thank you alot.

MBBS
General Physician, Mumbai
Black stools overall is a sign of upper gi bleeding which has to be confirmed by a upper giscopy as early as possible.
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I am 22 years old and I get problem like gas in my stomach and indigestion as well, I also suffer from headache most of the please let me know any good remedy.

Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS)
Ayurveda, Mumbai
I am 22 years old and I get problem like gas in my stomach and indigestion as well, I also suffer from headache most ...
Start on ashta choornam one spoon with first bolus of lunch. Ahayarishtam20 ml thrice daily after food. Dhanwantaram tablet thrice daily before food.
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4 Superfoods to Get Rid of Acidity + 4 Home Remedies

Master in Clinical Nutririon
Dietitian/Nutritionist, Ahmedabad
4 Superfoods to Get Rid of Acidity + 4 Home Remedies

4 Superfoods and home remedies to get rid of acidity

Excessive secretion of stomach acids brings about the problem of acidity with heartburn and dyspepsia being its common symptoms. There are foods as well as home remedies that can help you to get rid of this problem.

Some of them are:

1. Bananas - Being an excellent source of potassium, this fruit helps to keep acid production in balance. Moreover, certain elements in bananas aid in increasing the production of stomach mucus that helps to protect the organ from adverse effects of excessive acid production. Even its high fiber content promotes digestion, preventing the occurrence of acidity once again.

2. Ginger - Consuming ginger can help to bring about a significant improvement in digestion, superior absorption as well as proper assimilation of important nutrients. This root is helpful in protecting your body from stomach ulcers by enabling mucus production, thereby decreasing the negative effects of acid on the stomach.

3. Melons - Melons are also extremely good for fighting acidity. They have a pH of 6.1 and can be had as whole or as fruit juice. Whether it is watermelons or honeydew, these are refreshing fruits filled with nutrients. Each bite of a watermelon, for instance, contains high levels of Vitamins A, C, and B6, amino acids, antioxidants and lycopene as well as potassium.

4. Mint leaves - Even mint leaves are helpful in slowing down the acid buildup in the stomach while improving digestion. Its cooling effect can help to cut down the pain as well as burning sensation associated with acid reflux.

In addition to having these foods, there are certain home remedies that you can try for fighting acidity:

- It's wise to have your last meal about 2-3 hours before your bedtime to allow time for digestion of the food matter.
- You should always have your meals at regular fixed intervals. Keeping too wide a gap between meals can cause you to suffer from acidity.
- To curb instances of acidity, it's best to avoid spicy foods and caffeinated beverages.
- Having a glass of lukewarm water daily can also help in combating acidity.

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Related Tip: What Causes Acidity? Understanding its Symptoms and Causes

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From last 10 days I am badly troubling with acidity what ever I am eating it cause acidity today me what to do please success me I am in trouble.

Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS)
Ayurveda, Faridabad
From last 10 days I am badly troubling with acidity what ever I am eating it cause acidity today me what to do please...
1. Drink 100-500 ml of tender coconut water twice a day for relief from hyperacidity Mix equal parts of powdered fennel, licorice root, basil leaves and coriander seeds. Have ½ teaspoon of this mixture with ½ teaspoon of powdered rock candy (or unrefined sugar) 15 minutes before lunch and dinner. 2.Make a powdered mixture of equal parts of rock candy (or unrefined sugar), fennel, and green cardamom. Whenever you feel heartburn, mix 1 teaspoon of the mixture in a glass of cold milk and drink. 3.Avoid tea, coffee, and carbonated or alcoholic beverages.Especially stop drinking bed tea. 4.Avoid using garlic, ginger, onions, tomatoes, and vinegar in cooking. 5.Curd should be strictly avoided at night. 6. Practice Yoga and Pranayama such as Vajrasana, Bhujangasana, Salabhasana, Bhastrika Pranayama,Shitali Pranayama and Shitkari Pranayama. 7.Drink plenty of fluids and water. 8. Avoid constipation. 9. Revert back after 10 days. Take Care
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I have gone under a surgery for stone in gall bladder 3 years ago. Now I feel acidity type many times a Day? What to do.

BHMS
Homeopath, Chennai
I have gone under a surgery for stone in gall bladder 3 years ago. Now I feel acidity type many times a Day? What to do.
Hello acidity is curable with homeopathy. Acidity refers to a burning pain in the upper abdominal and chest area. This condition is medically called as heartburn. It is not uncommon for people to have heartburn episodes but if these attacks occur very frequently they indicate a disorder called as gerd (gastro esophageal reflux disease). This is also called as acid reflux disease. Although many people are able to manage heartburn with lifestyle changes but for those who do not respond and frequently suffer from it, homeopathic medicines can be of great help in curing this disease. Homeopathy can be of great help for those who do not show much improvement even after lifestyle modifications. Homeopathic medicines? iris, arsenic album and robinia are the leading drugs in treating symptoms of reflux. Nux vomica is very effective for those who frequently eat foods that are known to trigger heartburn. It is also used when alcohol is a trigger factor. Natrum phos is another important medicine which is often used when symptoms of heartburn are accompanied by sour belching and even sour vomiting. These medicines are apt in treating acute episodes of the heartburn; but for treating gerd permanently, constitutional treatment is required. This kind of treatment is a holistic approach and the prescription is based at the detailed physical and mental analysis of the patient. Lifestyle changes that can help in reducing the symptoms of reflux are losing weight (if one is overweight), avoiding trigger foods, stop smoking, eating small frequent meals, and avoiding lying down for at least three hours after the meal. Elevating the head of the bed either by adding a wooden block underneath the bed post can be of help. By the time you can start with nux vomica 30 power 3-3 pills 3 times a day on empty stomach continue for 1 month & revert back with changes thanks.
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I have repetition of acid reflux from last 2 years. What are the best natural way to cure this? Please help me.

CCH, CGO, BUMS
Unani Specialist, Udham Singh Nagar
I have repetition of acid reflux from last 2 years. What are the best natural way to cure this? Please help me.
Make powder of ajwain zeera and saunf in equal amount take one tsf with warm water in morning and ispgol husk 2tsf with warm water at bed time drink a lot of water avoid spicy foods.
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Sir my ultrasound reports states 22 MM stone in my gall bladder I do not want surgery if I not do surgery it has any effect on me presently I have no major problem.

MS, MBBS
Gastroenterologist, Delhi
Sir my ultrasound reports states 22 MM stone in my gall bladder I do not want surgery if I not do surgery it has any ...
whenever stone is detected in gall bladder it needs to be removed laparoscopicallly. no other treatment is advisable
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I have acidity. In summers after tea intake or having milk products I feel burning sensations in the joints of my hands. What foods or eating habits should I adopt or what should I drop out of my routine?

PDDM, MHA, MBBS
General Physician, Nashik
I have acidity. In summers after tea intake or having milk products I feel burning sensations in the joints of my han...
Here are some home remedies to cure acidity.  - Skip the aerated drinks as well as the caffeine. Opt for herbal tea instead.  - Have a glass of lukewarm water everyday.  - Include banana, watermelon and cucumber in your daily diet. Watermelon juice is great for curing acidity.  - Nariyal paani is known to soothe the system if you suffer from acidity.  - Drink a glass of milk - everyday.  - Have your last meal at least two to three hours before you hit the sack.  - Keeping long intervals between meals is another cause for acidity. Have small but regular meals.  - Try to avoid pickles, spicy chutneys, vinegar, etc.  - Boil some mint leaves in water and have a glass of this after meals.
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From past 3 days my mum is experiencing pain/discomfort focused in upper right abdomen. She's also experiencing discomfort widening in center of abdomen, center of her chest and left of her chest. What should we do?

MBBS
General Physician, Cuttack
From past 3 days my mum is experiencing pain/discomfort focused in upper right abdomen. She's also experiencing disco...
1.Take bland diet, avoid oily and spicy food, 2.Drink plenty of water 3.Take one Tablet of meftal spas sos after food up to a maximum of three tablets daily 4.Take one tablet of rantac150 mg twice daily before food 5. If no relief consult
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I'm 20 male my right Testicle is bigger than Left and its paining if it disturbed i'm feeling uneasy abdomen is also paining little is it serious and how to cure?

MBBS
General Physician,
You may be having epididemoorchitis. Which is infection of the sperm cord of penid. Which is painful. You should consult a dermatologist. For assessment and management. Do not self medicate.
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I consume lansoprazole for acidity regularly after three days.Is it safe or any side effects ?

MBBS, MS - General Surgery
General Surgeon, Ahmedabad
Hi Thanks for writing in Long term safety of all proton pump inhibitors have been established Yet if you are symptom free for more than a week I would suggest you stop the medicines Hope this helps Do write back in case of concern
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I am 26 years old I have a problem in my anus, it itches and while scratching it bLeeds sometimes it get swollen when scratched constantly. Facing this problem for quite long now Please help I am scared.

Fellowship in Indian Association of Gastrointestinal Endo-Surgeons, Fellowship in Minimal Access Surgery, M.S. - Master of Surgery, MBBS
General Surgeon, Delhi
DO not scatch. More you scrath itching will increase. Apply coconut oil and see if it helps otherwise show to a surgeon for further treatment.
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She is suffering from throat stiffness and acidity weightless dryness in through from past two months.

BAMS
Ayurveda, Bangalore
She is suffering from throat stiffness and acidity weightless dryness in through from past two months.
Hi, Please get a diabetic profile done to rule out diabetes which is common in this age group. For acidity, Take cap. Stomotone 1-1-1 after food for 2-3 weeks and Himcocid syrup 2tsf 3 times daily before food to control burning sensation in the stomach and chest Take. Madiphala Rasayana 2tsf 3 times a day to stop vomitting. Avoid hot and spicy food. Eat small quantities frequently. Drink plenty of water. Never miss your breakfast. Avoid excess intake of coffee and tea.
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I am having gastric type pain in my throat till chest when I fast? Please advise.

B.H.M.S., Senior Homeopath Consultant
Homeopath, Delhi
I am having gastric type pain in my throat till chest when I fast? Please advise.
Please take Nux Vomica - 0/2 three times a day for one week. Revert back after one week with feedback.
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Why You Should Stay Away From Sugar?

Post Graduate Diploma In Nutrition And Dietetics, B.Sc. - Dietitics / Nutrition
Dietitian/Nutritionist, Delhi
Why You Should Stay Away From Sugar?

Sugar is the trigger to most of the diseases an adult faces in present times. Sugar is not only harmful for adults, but can pose severe threats to the health of a child as well, if not administered in monitored proportions. But again, sugar is indispensable when it comes to sweetening your drinks and desserts. In order to prevent yourself from the health hazards of sugar, you should know more about its scope and effects.

  1. Sugar can lead to a fatty liver: Fatty liver is a troubling issue faced by many across the globe. It is wrong to think only alcoholics are subjected to this health condition. People who exercise little and consume huge amounts of fructose are also exposed to the threat of this disease. When a person doesn't do enough to burn up the existing amount of glycogen in his or her liver and take in fructose repeatedly, the liver turns that fructose into fat, impairing one's liver capabilities to a great extent.
  2. Sugar may make you resistant to Leptin: Leptin is a hormone released by your fat cells. The hormone is particularly necessary as it sends signals to your brain telling it you are full and won't be requiring any more food. Fat people have more number of fat cells and thus additional Leptin too. The Leptin becomes inactive due to the effects of heightened blood triglycerides and insulin, both of which counter its functioning.
  3. It is addictive and there lies the key to temptation: Sugar is enormously addictive. If you like sweetened products, you will find it hard to resist your cravings for cakes, cookies or chocolates. Sugar accelerates dopamine secretion; this hormone makes a person feel good. Dopamine is the hormone released on the consumption of drugs such as cocaine.
  4. Calories in sugar are not balanced out with any mineral or vitamin: Because of its lack of nutrient value, sugar is said to have empty calories. Food items rich in sugar tend to make a person lethargic and slackened while depriving them of essential minerals and vitamins. It is therefore, best to not allow children to have pastries, chocolates or puddings in excess.
  5. Sugar leads to extensive tooth decay: Sugar can accumulate on your teeth if you are having too many sweetened food items. This causes your teeth enamel to wear away, making it more prone to cavities and dental caries.
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Crohn's Disease: Types, Causes and Symptoms

MBBS, MD - General Medicine, DM - Gastroenterology
Gastroenterologist,
Crohn's Disease: Types, Causes and Symptoms

One of the most severe illnesses included in the larger group of diseases, is known as inflammatory bowel disease (IBD). Crohn's disease is typically a long-lasting, chronic condition. The intestine or bowel, most commonly the colon and the lower part of the small intestine, are either marked by sores or get inflamed and ulcerated. It is a common occurrence in adolescents and in young adults. 

Types : Crohn's disease is subdivided into five types, each having its own set of symptoms:

  1. Ileocolitis: The most common type, it affects the colon and the ileum and results in considerable weight loss as well as diarrhea and cramps.
  2. Gastroduodenal Crohn's disease: People who suffer from this type of disease have their stomach and duodenum affected and many experience symptoms like nausea, loss of appetite and weight loss.
  3. Crohn's Colitis: This involves only the stomach, and can cause joint pains, rectal bleeding, skin lesions and diarrheas. 
  4. Ileitis: This type of Crohn's disease affects the ileum and the symptoms are identical to those of ileocolitis.
  5. Jejunoileitis: In this type, the jejunum gets affected and general symptoms include the formation of fistulas, diarrhea, intensive back pain as well as areas of inflammation.

Causes: Although there are many theories about what causes Crohn's disease, none of them have been proven. However, there have been a few possible causes which have been identified. These include:

  1. Immune system problems
  2. Genetic disorders
  3. Environmental factors, such as: a) Certain edibles, b) Viruses or harmful bacteria, c) Smoke.

Symptoms: The primary symptoms of Crohn's disease include the following:

  1. Diarrhea: Diarrhea is a common problem for people with Crohn's disease and can occur for about 10 to 20 times a day in severe cases.
  2. Blood in your stool: In rare cases, you might notice blood in the toilet bowl or darker blood mixed with your stool.
  3. Fever and fatigue: In more intense cases, you may develop a fever. You may also feel tired or have low energy.
  4. Abdominal pain and cramping: You may experience anything from slight discomfort to severe cramping and intermittent belly pain, including nausea and vomiting.
  5. Anemia: Due to a reduction in iron level caused by bloody stools a person can turn anemic.
  6. Reduced appetite and weight loss: Abdominal pain and cramping can affect both your appetite and your ability to digest food, which leads to severe weight loss.
  7. Perianal disease: Erratic appearance of small tears in the anus are called anal fissures. If you wish to discuss about any specific problem, you can consult a gastroenterologist.
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I have a gas problem and for that I am suffering from a little pain at the left side below the rib what should I take or do?

BHMS
Homeopath, Delhi
I have a gas problem and for that I am suffering from a little pain at the left side below the rib what should I take...
Mr. lybrate-user I suggest you to take homoeopathic medicine nat. Phos 6x TDs so solve your problem ok.
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I am suffering from pcos. Doctor give me medicine ovafem plus 75mg capsule twice a day And actually when I start taking medicine. I feel a backache. And blood in stool.

FMAS, MS
General Surgeon, Gandhinagar
I am suffering from pcos. Doctor give me medicine ovafem plus 75mg capsule twice a day And actually when I start taki...
Respected lybrate-user hi backache is related to hormonal changes. Blood in stool may be due to drug induced or constipation related. Don't take medi on empty stomach always take after meals with milk. Avoid all oily spicy stuffs avoid hard stool dear you will be ok thanks regards consult for any further queries.
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